Posted On: Nov 13, 2023
Today, AWS announces the general availability of a new Local Zone in Dallas, Texas. This new AWS Local Zone comes with Amazon EC2 C6i, M6i, R6i, C6gn, and M6g instances and Amazon EBS volume types gp2, gp3, io1, sc1, and st1. You can also access Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, Application Load Balancer, and AWS Direct Connect in this new Local Zone to support a broad set of workloads at the edge.
AWS Local Zones are a type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, database, and other select services closer to large population, industry, and IT centers where no AWS Region exists. You can use Local Zones to run applications that require single-digit millisecond latency for use cases such as real-time gaming, hybrid migrations, media and entertainment content creation, live video streaming, engineering simulations, and AR/VR at the edge.
AWS Local Zones are also available in 15 other metros in the US and an additional 17 metros globally that customers can use to deliver low-latency applications to end users worldwide. For more information about where other Local Zones are available, visit AWS Local Zones Locations.
You can enable the new Local Zone in Dallas, us-east-1-dfw-2a, from the Zones tab in the Amazon EC2 console settings or the ModifyAvailabilityZoneGroup API. Check out AWS Local Zones Pricing for information on Amazon EC2 instances in the new Local Zone in Dallas that are purchasable as On-Demand, Spot Instances, or part of Savings Plans. To learn more, visit the AWS Local Zones overview page.